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6 Delays For (Short) Days

A hallmark staple in countless guitarist’s toolkits, the A/DA STD-1 Stereo Tapped Delay is now available in all major native formats. Featuring a great selection of six delays, versatile LFO and modulation controls and the incredibly useful flexible panning, this is the delay to use when it comes to getting a richer guitar sound or adding life to vocals and much more! Emulated by Brainworx from the legendary rack hardware unit, the digital version of the A/DA STD-1 is a meticulously crafted recreation that can tackle all of your ultra-short delay needs. The A/DA STD-1 is a tapped delay, meaning that it has multiple delay outputs at enharmonic taps in the MN3011 bucket-brigade delay (BBD). It was originally designed for multi-voiced modulated delays (chorus, flange), doubling, ambience effects, and crude reverb.

Dive Inside

One of the cool features is the bucket-brigade delay circuit that provides a unique way to add extra width and rich depth to your tracks, no matter what they may be. It’s all too easy to create lush soundscapes in your mixes or dial in unique spatial effects if that is what you are after. In case you are looking for more polished vocal tracks, the A/DA STD-1 offers tunable doubling and sweet chorusing. Take your vocal tracks to the finish line and upgrade your flat mono tracks to wide stereo sounds. This is what the STD-1 bucket-brigade delay circuit was made for!

Maximum Versatility

Now you can easily set the delay time and each additional tap will be adjusted to an offsetting value. This is an excellent way to create echoes and short reverb tones with rhythmically overlapping taps. Looking to define the stereo field over time? Route each tap independently to the left or right channels or go for further timbral enhancement by using feedback with a handy Regeneration section. And while it will work great on whatever you decide to use it on, the one special instrument which the A/DA STD-1 shines on is guitar. You can create a really gorgeous sound by tweaking the onboard analog delay and modulation tones. Everyone from Jimmie Vaughan, Kirk Hammett, Bill Connors to jazz fusion visionary Allan Hodsworth used the original A/DA STD-1 to handle their delay tasks and shape the detail in their sound.

On top of the luxurious delay possibilities, the A/DA STD-1 further pushes the envelope even further with the dual LFO circuit that offers an adjustable sweep rate. Here you can get creative and easily modulate the wet signal and arrive at some interesting opportunities for layering sounds and adding natural space in your mix.


  • Six variable delay taps, each with independent stereo assignment
  • Flexible feedback module produces ‘Regeneration’ from one of three taps
  • Powerful Delay section with internal modulation controls and precise mix parameters
  • Independent Dry/Wet mix control for each stereo output
  • Internal soft peak limiter option for feedback module (not on original hardware)
  • Simulated noise floor control allows full hardware artifact or completely clean sound

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Romesh Dodangoda

    Romesh Dodangoda

    Motörhead, Bring Me The Horizon, Funeral For A Friend, Twin Atlantic

    The ADA Stereo Delay is a plugin that is brilliant for when I need to make sound wide. Even on the default setting, it adds an amazing stereo feel to any mono source! I love it on lead vocal and… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Taped delay

    by Alex Hepting
    Subtle character & thickener. Doesn't require more steps but could live up by saturation or transient shaping.
    Very light on DSP chain, too.
  • STD-1 Stereo Tap Delay

    by SpenceGabor
    This here is a very interesting modulation effect. You're able to dissect a flanging effect in a very distinct manner. It can be subtle, or wild. Great with synths/pads as well as percussion/drums.
  • A/DA STD-1 Stereo Tapped Delay

    by Topaz
    One of the best plugins I've used! Couldn't be happier with how this sounds on vocals and synths!
  • STD-1 ADA

    by RodMarant
    El STD-1 me permite realizar sonidos grandes y espaciosos. Es un Delay diferente y especial, como dicen.
  • STD-1 Stereo Tapped Delay

    by Gary Regnier
    At last those beautiful rich analogue chorus effects are available from a plugin. I have been searching for years for something that gave me the sounds I remember getting from a hardware piece back… Read More
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Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 10.15
Windows 7 through 10

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM


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STD-1 Stereo Tapped Delay

ADA STD-1 Stereo Tapped Delay - Changelog

Version 1.2 (May 27, 2020)
- General: Qualified for use with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update
- General: VST3: Fixed potential hangs in a DAW upon loading
- General: Fixed logical issues in undo / redo behavior
- General: Fixed UI resizing issues in Ableton Live on Windows
- General: Fixed audio processing initialization issues on amp and delay products
- Added AAX DSP format

Version 1.1 (Nov 06, 2019)
- General: Qualified for use with macOS 10.15 Catalina
- General: Qualified for use with Windows 10 November 2019 Update
- General: Fixed plugin validation in Logic under macOS Catalina
- General: Fixed preset name restore in Logic when reopening a session
- General: Fixed opening authorization dialog triggering automation
- General: Improved instantiation times for plugins
- General: Improved license functionality and branding for subscription
- General: Removed 32-bit support on macOS and Windows

Version 1.0 (Jul 19, 2019)
- Initial release